scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Form of adult address - Surnames
dave beaver (xl23795@SWBELL.NET
Tue Apr 11 2000 - 08:10:15 CDT
Scouting is a "gang." Scouts run Scouts, not adults. An adult earns
respect by doing, not by age alone. When one volunteers to be a Scout
leader, he or she is joining a gang. If the gang chooses "Mr. or Mrs.,"
that's fine. However, Mr. or Mrs. doesn't choose. Mr. & Mrs. as a
group doesn't decide. The gang decides. Don't like how the gang
chooses? Leave the gang.
Anybody remember Bill Hillcourt or Dan Beard? Anybody remember how they
A Scout IS trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind,
obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Teach it. Live
it. No better standard defines a MAN.
The Scouts in your Troop are your equal. Treat them as such, obtain
skills, learn from them, give them guidance, give them your counsel when
asked and you will earn their respect.
Mix the heart of a boy with with the ethics of a reverent man. You've
got Scout spirit. Do not diminish this spirit by expecting false
respect of adults. Teach them to be critical thinkers and judge others
Remember, we're just along for the ride.
Mud Dogs 54